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Andrew Mackenzie
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I am an FBI agent. #tubular
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Food innovation will really start to roll in conjunction with local delivery on demand growth and its impact on consumer expectation. #hungryforinnovation
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Preparing for the 5th annual +Terroir Run​ in Prince Edward County's wine region I'm now thinking about the people in Napa. Hope little is lost, especially lives and livelihood. #vinesconnect
A magnitude 4.1 earthquake jolted the ;Napa Valley on Thursday night, offering a brief reminder of last summer's 6.0 quake that caused millions of dollars in damage in the heart of the state's winemaking region.
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Canada's Brooklyn laid bare for the ravinoud, adventurous tourist from far, or near. (full disclosure +Valerie Howes​​​ and Chef Schormann are two of my favorite Canadian foodies) #hamilton #brooklynnorth
 
The best of Hamilton! Bettina Schormann of Earth to Table: Bread Bar shares her favourite spots: http://bit.ly/1F40FT0 
Get to know “the Hammer” with local restaurateur and cookbook author Bettina Schormann
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Fifth Annual +Terroir Run​ this weekend in Prince Edward County. 100 runners, 11 wineries, 1 cidery, 1 brewery and a whole lot of fun. Eat, drink, run and get to discover one of Canada's hidden food treasures.   #terroirrun #thecounty   #greatlegsgreatbody   #drakedevonshire  
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Must admit I love the new Google Voice Search ad although with all the more sexy tech (YouTube, wearables, VR etc.) we forget the grand-daddy of internet interaction continues to be more relevant and powerful. +Rebecca LeHeup and I have been using voice search for years and finally when we say "OK Google" the looks are getting less hostile and more curious. She recently switched back to iOS and sorry to say but Siri is really not up to Google Now standards. #searchon   #googlesearch  
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By day 2 this is likely less fun in action. #wakeup
A new alarm clock app won't let you snooze until you take a selfie.
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Want to Look At What We Look At? Brand new Canadian +YouTube Ads Leaderboard is hot off the presses with a great creative commentary by Rain 43 Chief Creative John Farquhar. Thanks to Marketing Magazine and Notch Video. #thinkwithgoogle   #youtubeleaderboard  
 Our monthly visit with genuine Canadian creative thought leaders as their subjective meets YouTube's objective in a review of the Canadian Ads Leaderboard (the top 10 ads that Canadian humans chose to watch as measured by cool, accurate analytics).April's Leaderboard review features John Farquhar, the Chief Creative Officer of Toronto-based Rain 43, weighing in on Mother's Day and a whole whack of long-form storytelling. This month we find over ...
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County Baseball. Pretty much says it all. Brothers at bat and in field. #unstoppable #princeedwardcounty
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Even if you're not professionally involved in Food Tourism I bet you'd find this article interesting. As +Rebecca LeHeup points our "It's not a meal, it's a memory". #foodtourism  
 
For all those who question the value of investing in #foodtourism  remember - "It's not a meal, it's a memory" Great article +Erik Wolf 
A group of 200 industry food tourism industry leaders met last month at the Basque Culinary Center in San Sebastian, Spain, at a conference co-hosted by the United Nation's World Tourism Organization. The purpose of the conference was to define food tourism and debate the value and future of the industry. The result? The consensus is that food and drink tourism is here to stay. Why? It's mostly about the money.
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City in the County. I remember the Hayloft as a rite of passage for young people in Prince Edward County and a head-scratchingly awesome experience for visitors "from away". We actually hosted a +Buddha Dog popup kitchen in the barn for several years serving local ingredient chili-dogs to over-served young dancers. So many stories to share,  or you can go make your own. #thehayloft   #princeedwardcounty  
The Dakota Tavern's new Hayloft Dance Hall joins the party.
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  • Dalhousie University
    Commerce & Economics, 1987 - 1991
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Lifelong passion for ideas. Sometimes Creative Director with Google with minor in economics and hotdogs.
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Hi, I'm Andrew Mackenzie. I split my time between Toronto, Canada where I work and live with my lovely partner Rebecca, and our chicken coop in the Sandbanks Provincial Park. The park is located in Prince Edward County where our wonderful boys can often be found poking a campfire or burying each other on the beach. 
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    Sometimes Creative Director, 2011 - present
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada - New York, NY - Madisonville, Kentucky - Zurich, Switzerland - Strasbourg, France - South Norwalk, Connecticutt - Picton, Prince Edward County, Canada
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Being a new arrival to any community let alone a small, insular one like Prince Edward County is difficult at the best of times. Now imagine you're a hotshot young mover and shaking from the "big city" buying a historic property to use as a platform to introduce your unique brand of programming and engagement. As the Spanish would say, "Dios mio!" Fast-forward from the Drake Devonshire's 2015 fall launch and we can already see that their commitment to the County, their thoughtful partnerships and genuine earnestness in being a good neighbor are being recognized by visitors and residents alike. I'm not surprised at all. A long-time fan of their flag-ship Toronto hotel I am familiar with their passion for hospitality and the arts. Not a night goes by that there isn't some form of food, music, arts or community event hosted in their city bar, restaurant, cafe, skydeck, event space or rooms and the fans that gather to enjoy the programming. Now the same thoughtfulness is found in Wellington, Ontario (a 2.5 hour drive from Toronto or Ottawa) and rather than Queen West's gritty cityscape, the views from their windows are Lake Ontario and the edge of the famous Sandbanks beaches. The renovated inn is full of beautiful and often surprising design details, the new Pavilion promises to be the place to experience flights of local wines (some of the best in the country and in some cases even world beating), and the kitchen under the sound hand of creative local-focused chef Matthew DeMille is already taking advantage of the abundance of the County's harvest of fresh everything. Those lucky enough to experience the start-up phase witnessed flashes of brilliance as the Drake Devonshire finds its footing and 2015 promises to be a banner year of fresh programming, sincere partnerships and surprises galore as the Inn and the community find a natural rhythm. High-points: Friday after-work drink on the lake patio, anything from Chef DeMille's comfortable local-focused menu (especially the burger using butcher Ted Aman's fresh ground beef and lamb from literally across the street!), a wander from room-to-room and the grounds to experience the inn's artwork (paintings, sculpture, furniture etc.), 86'd in the County nights with clever themes from County-steeped Ivy Knight, and especially an overnight to experience unique rooms in close proximity to a well-spent evening of eating and drinking–be sure to grab a bike from the rack and a map from the frontdesk and explore the local area. City in the County is the theme but exceptional attention to a visitor's experience is the promise that won't disappoint.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Beautiful little reminder of Paris. Although their sweets seem lovely it's their petites sandwiches that makes this a Toronto lunch secret. Small but big on taste, 3 for $10 so you can grab a bag and picnic in Walnut Park for a brief escape.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Have heard so many great things about The Stockyards from the first moment they were opened. Specialty is bbq but the burger benefits from the same commitment to meaty excellence. Tiny, hip space but not a lot of room so may be better to arrange take-out. Years later it is still going strong which is rare, definitely an "instant classic".
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Third Toronto location (College and Roncesvalles no 1 & 2) for this simple, Italian focused family food resto. Think Burgers Priest, or Porchetta of Italian but not as sandwich focused as the timeless California's but popular and neighborhoody.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Their wines are considered some of the best in Ontario, in Canada. The property is very close to the falls and the highway systems that converge but surprisingly you feel like you're in the country when you arrive. The owners demonstrated their respect for work done well with the beautifully restored buildings and a thriving snackbar, think oysters and prosciutto, has become a gathering place for locals who want to share a glass of wine and some laid back company.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Funky little corner diner. Handmade everything with what appears to be a great deal of care and craft. Tried the burger, messy and gooey with a great bun-to-meat ratio. The caramel salted milkshake was a winner too. On the way out noticed the chef/owner was preparing a wicked looking corned beef. Well worth a return visit.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Another addition to the Table 17 collection of Leslieville spots. Unlike its sibling Ascari which shares a strong culinary pedigree with T17, a restaurant with thoughtful, talented kitchen, Hi-Lo is a small, quirky bar. Think dive-themed with requisite pinball machine and 80's arcade games. Smart cocktails, local craft beers, smarter than the average bar staff and a collection of hipster parents with a sitter and date-night, or on the prowl for the next ex. Fun.
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